AN UTKINTON woman embarked on the trek of a lifetime – then walked over hot coals for charity.
Kerry Harley, 27, walked 10 miles every day for four days in blistering heat across the Sahara Desert for the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT) charity.
“It was physically draining but fantastic,” said Kerry, whose friend Emma accompanied her to the desert.
“There were certain times it got tough, like the last day when we were emotionally drained and sleep deprived but me and Emma supported each other throughout.”
Kerry, who works in Manchester as a marketer for Kelloggs, also decided to take part in a red hot fire walk to raise more funds for the charity.
Along with her dad Royston, 48, and dozens of CAFT supporters, Kerry walked barefoot for eight steps along burning hot coals. “It wasn’t painful, just surreal,” she said. “I had my mental mindset and came across it fine.
“Dad and I raised £150 each bringing the total I raised to just under £3,000 through sponsorship, quizzes and raffles.
“I’m pleased that the money will mean more children can spend some special times at the farm.”
Kerry will next travel to Uganda to complete two weeks with the Soft Power Education Charity, looking after young people with AIDS or are orphaned.